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Aging with Dignity and Grace: How Home Care Makes a Difference

More and more older Americans want to age in their own homes but many will require assistance to do so. If you’re worried about your older loved ones, it may be time to start looking for an in-home caregiver. Here are a few tips to help you plan ahead. Talk to Your Parents Don’t wait […]

Posted on September 3, 2018

Risk of Falls Increases Following Hospital/Rehab Discharge

Thank you to Deena Goldstein for taking the time to share her expertise on fall prevention and home safety modifications to keep older adults safe in their homes. Studies show a high incidence of falls occur following hospital/rehab discharge, particularly among patients who are functionally dependent on assistive devices and/or assistance upon return to their […]

Posted on August 30, 2018

The Benefits of a Dementia Program in a Home Care Agency

Caring for aging parents is a challenge for many families that can become even more difficult following a dementia diagnosis or the onset of memory issues. Many families struggle to maintain the level of support their loved ones need and deserve. The Advantage of In-Home Personal Care By engaging an agency to provide your loved […]

Posted on August 20, 2018

What Families Need to Know About Fall Prevention

One of the advantages of working with an in-home personal care agency is the expertise and practical experience the professional staff can offer. Prior to care beginning, a complete in-home safety assessment is performed to assist the family in addressing any possible areas of concern for older adults or folks with mobility issues. The Client […]

Posted on August 6, 2018

Stroke Awareness

What is a Stroke? A stroke is a sudden interruption of blood supply to the brain. It deprives the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients, and within minutes brain cells begin to die. Facts 140,000 Americans die from stroke every year 1 out of every 20 deaths is stroke-related Someone has a stroke every 40 […]

Posted on July 16, 2018

Cognitive Issues Facing Older Adults

Memory loss is not a normal part of aging yet it is often assumed to be.  Any change or decline in cognition should always be investigated. While not every older adult will have mental health issues, it’s important to understand some of the most common issues and what sort of things should be considered red […]

Posted on July 16, 2018

The Four Dimensions of Dementia

Thank you to Dr. Gary A. Grove, M.D., DLFAPA for taking the time to share his expertise on dementia with us. Dr. Grove is a Board Certified General and Geriatric Psychiatrist, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  Dr. Grove is also certified as a Fellow by the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmocology.  […]

Posted on June 29, 2018

Home Care Association of America Arizona Chapter Welcomes Representative Heather Carter as Keynote Speaker

The HCAOA Arizona Chapter had a great meeting on Tuesday!  It was well attended with many Chapter members, home care agencies, and members of the community.  Representative Heather Carter was our keynote speaker.  Representative Carter shared the challenges that are facing older adults in Arizona.  Her passion for supporting and making our State a safe […]

Posted on June 15, 2018

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 21st marks The Longest Day of our calendar year, and the month surrounding it is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. Here’s what you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease and possible preventions. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? According to the Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental […]

Posted on June 6, 2018

Grandma Was Right About Brain Health Too!

Thank you to Jan Dougherty for taking the time to share some valuable information as we enter into Brain Health and Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. “Eat your fruits and vegetables, go out and play with your friends, do your homework and get a good night sleep.” Does this sound like familiar advice that your grandma might […]

Posted on May 31, 2018